Making it to high school graduation requires plenty of hard work, but the moment of crossing the stage to receive a diploma makes it all worth it. Take it from Lamar High School salutatorian Haley Wehr who has served in multiple student organizations throughout her four years and has the cords and stoles to prove it.
From Key Club to orchestra, Wehr made the most out of her high school experience academically and socially. She even got the opportunity to enlighten her classmates and peers across Arlington ISD! Her role? News anchor for important district updates for AISD-TV News. For four years, Wehr gave the latest news and helped bring district campaigns to life with fun, informational videos.
“Looking at my cords, stoles and medals fills me with immense pride and gratitude,” Wehr said. “As I reflect on all the different colors, each representing a different organization or accomplishment, I am reminded not only of my own successes, but of the people who have helped me accomplish each goal along the way.”
Wehr’s got a lot to be proud of, too. Look at the list of cords and stoles that will be dangling around her neck on graduation day.
Double Forest Green: 50 hours of service
Double Red, White, Blue: Academic Decathlon
Red: 2 Carter blood care donations
Purple: HOSA Future Health Professionals membership
Blue, Orange, White: Early action acceptance to UTA
Pink: Honors music
Blue: National Honor Society
Yellow: 50 Key Club sponsored hours
Gold: LHS Salutatorian
As she counts down the days to graduation, Wehr is excited to celebrate her graduating class’ accomplishments and begin a beautiful new chapter.
“As graduation approaches, I am excited to see my peers and applaud each of them for all their successes,” said Wehr. “Every cord tells a different story and paints a picture. Each student went above and beyond throughout their high school years. Seeing these cords on graduation will be a reminder that we all excel and thrive in unique ways, and these differences make us stronger.”
Can’t make it to graduation but you still want to be a part of the special day? If you’d like to watch Lamar High School’s graduation, visit aisd.net/graduation to livestream the ceremony. Be sure to tag @LamarVikingsAISD (Facebook), @LamarHigh (Twitter) and @lamarvikingsaisd (Instagram)! Use #ArlingtonISD when capturing special moments of your graduate for a chance to be featured on Arlington ISD official social media pages.